DOL Updates its Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)

In a July 20, 2020, update to the DOL’s guidance regarding the application and agency interpretation of FFCRA, DOL has added additional questions and answers (Nos. 94-97). The updated questions and answers can be found here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

The questions and answers deal primarily with the interplay between the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions and return to work scenarios for employees who are returning from a period of absence where they cared for a family member experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus and situations where employees have been on furlough but are slated for a return to work. The questions and answers are fairly straightforward and do not depart from previous DOL guidance under the FFCRA.

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Because legal developments pertaining to COVID-19 are constantly evolving, we recommend that our clients call the Kullman Firm attorney(s) with whom they work for the most current guidance on these matters.